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Internship, Executive Office, Spring 2024

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

New York

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Off-cycle Internship

People, HR & Administration•New York


  • All who are selected to participate in CFR’s Blavatnik Internship Program and Robina Franklin Williams Internship Program receive training in the field of foreign policy and international affairs as well as skills training in writing, research, program planning, and much more.
  • The Intern, Executive Office will work under the direction of the Special Assistant to the President and Managing Director, Partnerships and Strategy. Qualified candidates will have related experience that requires judgment, discretion, strong writing and editing skills, the ability to prioritize, and experience dealing with high-profile individuals.


  • Undergraduate or graduate student with high academic credentials; interest in and knowledge of current foreign policy issues
  • Students should have completed the equivalent of four semesters of college coursework by the time they begin an internship
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding professional judgment, discretion, and demeanor
  • Proficiency in word processing, Excel, and database management
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team
  • Proven ability to be flexible, multitask, prioritize multiple tasks on deadline
  • Previous experience with briefings, event management, and staffing preferred

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

People, HR & Administration


  • Assisting with the preparation, briefing, and staffing of CFR’s President
  • Supporting the Executive Office staff on administrative matters, including scheduling, answering telephones, responding to requests for information, and interacting with other Council departments
  • Using the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to provide the President with requested information
  • Assisting the executive office with light background research, when necessary
  • Acting as an onsite presence and providing administrative and logistical backing for larger-scale events
  • Assisting members of the Executive Office staff as needed


Work type

Full time

Work mode



New York